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Ideas start at the University of Waterloo, and the Office of Research helps convert ideas into opportunity.

The Office of Research is the university's central point connecting scientists on campus or associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and a variety of services, including commercialization. Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds.

Research is an integral and intensive area at Waterloo. In 2017-2018, Waterloo attracted more than $224 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy.

  1. Nov. 12, 2018Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

    Four University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a national announcement by the Government of Canada today. Waterloo’s recipients are:

  2. Nov. 11, 2018Waterloo startup partners with Grand River Hospital to test innovative lung screening technology

    A University of Waterloo startup, KA Imaging, is partnering with Grand River Hospital to conduct a pilot study using their innovative technology, a high-resolution multi-energy digital x-ray imager that detects lung nodules.

  3. Nov. 8, 2018Researchers take steps towards batteryless smart devices

    Waterloo researchers have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.

    These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate without a battery it lowers maintenance costs and allows the device to be placed in areas that are off the grid.

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  1. Nov. 21, 2018Research Ethics drop-in training sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout November and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    Sessions will take place in EC5 3167 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    • November 7, 14, 21, and 28
    • December 6, 12, and 19

    For more information, please visit the Research Ethics website.

  2. Nov. 28, 2018Research Ethics drop-in training sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout November and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    Sessions will take place in EC5 3167 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    • November 7, 14, 21, and 28
    • December 6, 12, and 19

    For more information, please visit the Research Ethics website.

  3. Dec. 5, 2018Strategies for Success: CIHR grant information session for spring 2019 applications

    Join the Office of Research on Wednesday, December 5 for an information session on the upcoming Spring 2019 CIHR Project Grant competition. The session will include:

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